Baked Tuna Cakes

Tuna cakes are a moist and healthy twist on crab cakes, accented with veggies and a crisp oven-fried crust.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1⁄2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 2 cans (5 oz.) no-salt-added tuna, in water
  • 1 small carrot, shredded
  • 1 small stalk celery, finely diced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg white
  • 1⁄4 cup salt-free breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. salt-free mayonnaise
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried dill
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground rosemary
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a baking sheet lightly with oil and set aside. Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl and set aside
  • Drain the tuna and place in a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine.
  • Shape mixture into 4 equal patties, coat with bread crumbs, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place baking sheet on middle rack in oven and bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven, gently flip, and bake 5 minutes more. Remove from oven and serve immediately.